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Throwback Thursday: Not much has changed since this picture was taken of Kalama Shopping Center back in 1956. The Kalama grocery store still has its own butcher shop and home town feel.
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WebSearch Wednesday: Here are some tips on preparing your home for the winter weather. Cold weather is in the forecast and that means more electricity is required to maintain a level of comfort in your home. Learn how to keep the heat in and those drafts out in this video: http://origin.weather.com/partnerships/homedepot/winterize-your-home-part-1.html
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Cold weather is among us and in the forecast. When temperatures fall, more electricity is required to maintain a level of comfort in your home. Heating units have to work harder and run more often even if the thermostat or temperature setting is not changed. If you burn wood, you will likely see that you are going through it more quickly than normal. The approaching cold weather season looks to be a cold one, causing heating bills to rise in Cowlitz County. Weatherproofing your home can help reduce the amount of heating dollars that escape from your home. Our Energy Efficiency team can help you learn how to best reduce your usage. We also encourage you to click on the following link to find some ways you can reduce the impact the weather has on your bill: http://www.cowlitzpud.org/home_weatherization.php Additional energy saving tips can be found at: http://www.cowlitzpud.org/energy_tips.php On average in the winter, PUD customers use over triple the electricity that they use in the summer. That spike in usage is mostly due to cold weather. If your bill seems too high, feel free to give the PUD a call (423-2210). We’ll double check the meter reading and compare the bill to past winter cold spells. We can also share tips to help you determine if something inside your home is causing unusual electric usage. We’re happy to assist you.
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An outage is currently in progress for: 398 Customers Kalama River Road, beyond Modrow Bridge. The cause is currently unknown. We will update you as more information becomes available.
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OUTAGE UPDATE: Kelso customers (99) have power. Outage lasted from 6:24pm - 7:25pm and was caused by equipment failure (fuse).
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OUTAGE ALERT: crews responding to a Kelso outage (mt Pleasant, Harrison & connecting roads affecting 99 customers. Cause unknown.
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Scam Alert!
Scam Alert!
A phone scan, targeting utility customers, is happening in Cowlitz County.

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Records Update - Current Phone Number
Records Update - Current Phone Number
To make our Outage Alert Hotline most effective, we need your current phone number on file. This will help us react more quickly in the event of a power outage.
Call (360) 423-2210 to update your account.

Paperless Billing
Paperless Billing
Go paperless with e-Bill (electronic billing). E-bill is convenient, time-saving and environmentally friendly. Click here for details.

Warm Neighbor
Warm Neighbor
Cowlitz PUD is proud to offer a new Warm Neighbor fund opportunity!
Customers now have the voluntary option to be billed for a monthly donation to the Warm Neighbor program on their PUD bill.
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MyAccount
MyAccount
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Connected
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This monthly newsletter keeps you connected to the important issues that face our customers.
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Kidzone
Kidzone
Where kids go to have fun while learning about electricity, energy efficiency and much more. Become an Energy Star, play games, complete activities and watch fun videos.
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